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Ceramic Hobs Buying Guide

Ceramic Hobs

Ceramic refers to what the hob is made of – the sleek ceramic glass gives kitchens a modern and productive feel and works by conduction heat. Traditionally electric-powered, you can now get ceramic hobs with Induction power or gas-on-glass power, so that you aren’t limited to one fuel type.

» How will it fit into my kitchen?

Hobs come with 2 measurements: one for the overall size of the hob and one for the cut out size. The cut out size is the space you need to “cut-out” of your worktop to sit the hob in, so that its main machine can hang below, and the hob will look fully integrated with your kitchen!

The most common widths for Ceramic hobs fall between:

  • 50cm and under for two zone domino hobs.
  • Between 58cm and 70cm for four zone hobs.
  • Between 80cm and 90cm for 5 zone hobs.

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» What pans can I use?

Any material pan can be used on a ceramic hob, though we suggest you don’t use copper pans because the surface could scrape off copper particles, leaving marks on the cooking surface. The best materials would be stainless steel or ceramic pans. Take a look at our selection of pans.


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Why choose Ceramic Hobs?


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Because the cooking rings for heating sit underneath the ceramic glass, there’s no exposed flame to burn yourself on. Most come with automatic safety cut-off functions, child locks, and front control panels to prevent any hot cooking incidents.

Energy Efficiency

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The surface of the ceramic hob is flat and smooth, so it’s easier to transfer more of the energy from the hob directly to the pan. This way less energy is wasted, making ceramic hobs more energy efficient for conduction heating and cooking.


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The ceramic hob heats up very quickly and is likely to reduce cooking time. Remember: Ceramic refers only to what the hob is made of, so the speed of a ceramic hob will vary depending on whether you’ve got electric, gas, or induction.


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One of the most popular features of ceramic hobs is that its surface is really easy to clean. One quick wipe over with a cloth when it’s cool, and it looks as good as new! To give your Ceramic hob that extra attention, we supply a Care kit to help keep your hob clean!

Temperature Control

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Ceramic hobs vary between touch, digital, and rotary controls so you can choose the method you prefer to control temperature. Some prefer gas hob styled rotary controls for a more responsive feel, where as some prefer the visual precision of digital controls.


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If you’ve decided that this is the hob for you, and you’re off to purchase one, we always advise you use a certified electrician to install it. We offer an installation service to take the heat out of potentially stressful installations of appliances. Check out more information and prices here.


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